Nathaniel Branden once said: “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” What really, really started to derail me was my own mind after my traumatic experience about a month ago. My mind became the ultimate prison, and that’s the hardest prison to break free from. I’ve put off writing this … Read moreAcceptance

The Power of Positive Statements: Maintaining A Positive Mental Attitude

Over the years, our life experiences shape the way we see things in the world. Our life experiences also change the way we respond to difficult situations. We may find that we’ve picked up a few unhealthy habits that can negatively impact our lives and the state of our mental health. Have you had any … Read moreThe Power of Positive Statements: Maintaining A Positive Mental Attitude

The Comorbidity of Hallucinations & Grief

Hallucinations are often brought up in conversations that have to do with serious mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia (and other illnesses that I won’t try naming). Rarely, though, do I see people discussing hallucinations as an extension of the grieving process, so I thought that this would make an interesting article. I’m a huge fan … Read moreThe Comorbidity of Hallucinations & Grief

The Leap

I regret those times when I’ve chosen the dark side. I’ve wasted enough time not being happy. – Jessica Lange Every writer can point to that one piece of writing that changed everything. For me, it was a piece titled: Safety. What is “Safety” about? Here’s a snippet: “One of the most important things that my current therapist … Read moreThe Leap

Through The Darkness, Into The Light

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle If the lack of posts on this site have taught me anything, it’s that I needed a break from my routine of self-expression. I’m finally back. Sort of. These past two months have been a bumpy ride. The writer inside me … Read moreThrough The Darkness, Into The Light

The 6 step negativity detox

Even the most positive people experience negativity from time to time – it’s part of what makes us human. In very small doses, negativity can actually be pretty helpful, since it’s our mind’s method of keeping us safe by highlighting the bad in things. In larger doses however, it can dramatically limit our potential and … Read moreThe 6 step negativity detox

Making this 1 simple change skyrocketed employee productivity, happiness, and creativity

Here’s the policy one company tried for seven weeks. It worked. Really, really well. As workplaces try to mimic the brag-worthy benefits and culture of tech giants, many employees are left with well-intentioned (but poorly executed) perks and work environments. In place of on-site chefs, there are drawers overflowing with junk food. The open floor plan? Don’t … Read moreMaking this 1 simple change skyrocketed employee productivity, happiness, and creativity